Tunnel under the River Main for innovative District Heating Network

Mainova AG, of Frankfurt on Main, is the largest energy utility in the state of Hesse and supplies more than a million people with power, gas, water and heat. On 10 August 2017, the new Mainova virtual power plant came into operation and the combined heat+power (CHP) cogeneration plants of „West“, „Messe“ and „Niederrad“, modernised from 2009 onward, and also the waste-fuelled CHP plant in the north-western „Nordweststadt“ district, were linked to each other via a 13.5 km long district heating pipeline. The 150 million euro project is to realise an annual CO2 savings potential of some 100...

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